Youth therapist joins Prairie View
Donna Glover, an elementary teacher and school counselor of 33 years, has joined Prairie View staff in Hillsboro as a professional counselor for clients 6 to 18 years old.
Glover taught at Peabody-Burns Elementary School for 24 years and noticed a need to support emotionally struggling students. She became a school counselor at West Elementary in Valley Center for nine years and realized that they needed more support than she could give in an educational setting.
She has a special interest in attention deficit disorder, anxiety, and impulse control.
“I’ve dealt with it a lot in the classroom, so from an educational point of view, some intervention could help students,” Glover said. “That seemed to be a real struggle across the board.”
She also has a personal interest in helping with grief and loss. Eleven years ago, she lost both of her parents three months apart and dealt with the grief while trying to help her children with it.
“It really gave me the need to want to help others through that time,” she said. “I’ve always felt like, any struggles we’ve had, it gives us the capability to deal with them.”
She will begin seeing patients in January.